Articles in the category Politics (82)

A looming fish shortage in the country is inevitable if the presence of Chinese militia remains in the traditional fishing grounds in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Sunday. Pangilinan said the government should not allow a fish shortage to happen as this will surely raise fish prices in the end.
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Published on 18/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Politics
Tags: China, fish, fishermen, Pangilinan, shortage
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining stance that saw him ban open-pit mining in 2017 and close or suspend 26 mining operations for environmental violations.
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Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas. The temporary suspension came after the European Medicines Agency recommended to include blood clots as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of such adverse side effects in the country.
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Published on 12/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Legal, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, vaccine
Andrix Serrano studies alone inside a Manila slum shack he shares with his street-sweeper grandmother. Like many in his fourth-grade class, he has no internet for his shuttered school’s online lessons. A year after the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into a months-long lockdown, classrooms across the country remain empty and children are still stuck at home.
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Published on 16/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Legal, Politics
Tags: children, COVID-19, Duterte, School, students
The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. For the month of March, it is uncalled for,” he said during a Palace briefing when asked whether the country should revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which shuts down all industries except essential sectors such as food and medicine.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, Duterte, Health
Suddenly, over recent weeks, Southeast Asia has seen the collapse or perversion of participatory democracy in virtually every country but Indonesia as leaders have suspended legislatures, arrested common citizens and opposition lawmakers, gone after student leaders and shot and killed growing numbers of activists and protesters. There seem almost no exceptions.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Politics
Tags: ASEAN, country, government, Rights, Western
“Another one bites the dust. Hey I’m gonna get you too, another one bites the dust”, says the lyrics of the most iconic of all Queen songs “Another one bites the dust”. This is also what Phantom Troupe, a group of Filipino cybersecurity enthusiasts, has been telling poorly secured government websites and servers since the start of the pandemic last year.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics, Technology
Tags: Customs, government, Philippines, Pinoy, System
Citizens who have been battered economically with the lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic badly need P10,000 worth of financial aid, Bayan Muna said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the government should not wait for Filipinos to suffer more before handing out monetary grants, especially with 4.5 million of them jobless in 2020, as recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
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Published on 11/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Politics, Society
Tags: COVID-19, poverty
Many Philippine government servers remain to be vulnerable as hackers continue to leak data from poorly protected websites. The recent Office of the Solicitor General data leak was not the first, early September this year, another group of hackers breached the security of the server of the OSG.
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Published on 10/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Politics, Technology
Tags: country, government, National
he Department of Justice (DOJ) is rushing the guidelines for the removal of groups and individuals from the government’s so-called terror list although the list itself has not been published, as required by the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which has itself been challenged before the Supreme Court.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics
Tags: Duterte